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Lions for Lambs Quotes

Lions for Lambs is a TV program that debuted in 1970 . Lions for Lambs completed its run in 1970.

It features Robert Redford as producer, Mark Isham in charge of musical score, and Philippe Rousselot as head of cinematography.

Lions for Lambs is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Lions for Lambs is 88 minutes long. Lions for Lambs is distributed by MGM Distribution Co..

The cast includes: Robert Redford as Professor Stephen Malley, Andrew Garfield as Todd Hayes, Tom Cruise as Senator Jasper Irving, Michael Peña as Ernest Rodriguez, Peter Berg as Lt. Col. Falco, and Meryl Streep as Janine Roth.

Lions for Lambs Quotes

Robert Redford as Professor Stephen Malley

  • (Robert Redford) "Rome is burning. And the problem is not just with the people who started it. They're past irredeemable. The problem's with all of us who do nothing."
  • (Robert Redford) "Nowhere else have I seen such lions led by such lambs."
  • (Robert Redford) "Have you ever been to Greece?"
  • (Andrew Garfield) "Greece? No."
  • (Robert Redford) "No, because their government makes ours look like a streamlined version of the future."
  • (Robert Redford) "You know, professors aren't teachers, they're salesman."
  • (Meryl Streep) "Okay, so what do you sell?"
  • (Robert Redford) "You, to you."
  • (Robert Redford) "The decisions you make now, bud, can't be changed but with years and years of hard work to redo it -- And in those years you become something different. Everybody does as the time passes. You get married, you get into debt -- But you're never gonna be the same person you are right now. And promise and potential -- It's very fickle, and it just might not be there anymore."
  • (Andrew Garfield) "Are you assuming I already made a decision? And also that I'll live to regret it?"
  • (Robert Redford) "All I'm saying is that you're an adult now -- And the tough thing about adulthood is that it starts before you even know it starts, when you're already a dozen decisions into it. But what you need to know, Todd, no Lifeguard is watching anymore. You're on your own. You're your own man, and the decisions you make now are yours and yours alone from here until the end."
  • (Robert Redford) "You're good with words, Todd. But you know what would make them even better? If they had a heartbeat."

Meryl Streep as Janine Roth

  • (Meryl Streep) "Wow, you must be panicked."
  • (Tom Cruise) "Oh no no no no. We're determined."
  • (Meryl Streep) "We took Iraq? How did I miss that?"
  • (Meryl Streep) "Says the man in the air-conditioned room."

Peter Berg as Lt. Col. Falco

  • (Peter Berg) "You will set up camp, you will set up comms, you will set up sat links. You will patiently wait, and if fortunate enough to engage the enemy, you will introduce them to the full measure of American mean. Are we clear?"
  • (Unnamed) "Hoorah."
  • (Peter Berg) "Suffice it to say the enemy is getting stronger and the enemy is getting uglier. We're going to put our foot on their throats."
  • (Peter Berg) "I would love to talk to the motherf***er that said this mountaintop was secure."

Tom Cruise as Senator Jasper Irving

  • (Tom Cruise) "What I can say is that this strategy has patience and determination at its core. It ensures that it puts our fighting men in spots where they can face, and fight, and kill the enemy, so that we can then go on about rebuilding that country. And if it takes ten years, that's how long we stay, we do whatever it takes."
  • (Meryl Streep) "Whatever it takes."
  • (Tom Cruise) "Whatever it takes."
  • (Tom Cruise) "Do you want to win the War on Terror? Yes or no?"
  • (Tom Cruise) ""Mission accomplished.""
  • (Meryl Streep) "Right."
  • (Tom Cruise) "Writ small. Mistake."
  • (Meryl Streep) "Mistake?"
  • (Tom Cruise) "Because we now know the enemy with broken backs can still crawl."
  • (Tom Cruise) "We're fighting a brand of evil that thinks the last 1,300 years of human progress is heresy punishable by violent death."
  • (Tom Cruise) "It is my responsibility, it's part of my job description to protect the American people and that is why we put this new strategy into motion now."
  • (Meryl Streep) "So when does it start?"
  • (Tom Cruise) "Ten minutes ago."
  • (Tom Cruise) "In sense we're both on the same team. We're teammates. We're both have a responsibility. You've already sold the war. Now I'm asking you to help me sell the solution."
  • (Tom Cruise) "Through precise military action, we will take the essential first step."
  • (Meryl Streep) "First step? But what have we been doing for the past six years, Senator? World War II took less than five."

Michael Peña as Ernest Rodriguez

  • (Michael Peña) "The men who lead do work when there's work to be done."

Andrew Garfield as Todd Hayes

  • (Andrew Garfield) "Look, if we're gonna spend tax dollars, our tax dollars, to help people break the law in a safer way, why don't we have a designated drunk-driver lane on the highway too?"

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